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Read article: Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
If you have been experiencing stiffness, pain, and a decreased range of motion or flexibility in and around your joints, you may have osteoarthritis...
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Read article: Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed, often leading to stiffness, soreness, swelling, and in some cases, pain...
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Read article: Promoting child independence in the kitchen
Promoting child independence in the kitchen
As a parent of two kids ages six and nine, I sometimes have to remind myself to stop doing everything for them. Rather it is my job to teach them the...
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Read article: Do you have heart disease?
Do you have heart disease?
When teaching classes on heart-healthy living, I commonly ask by show of hands, who has heart disease? Interstingingly, not everyone raises their...

News Releases

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4-H Clover Clinic offers project exploration to all youth
CANTON, Ill. - Break free from winter boredom at 4-H Clover Clinic 2024! This dynamic workshop day promises a world of exploration and hands-on learning! Registration is open to all youth. 4-H Clover Clinic is a one-of-a-kind event designed for both current 4-H members and young...
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4-H members advance to national poultry contest and build lifelong skills
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four Illinois 4-H members traveled to the 2023 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in November to learn through activities and contests, which are designed to introduce participants from across the country to the poultry industry. This annual event recognizes 4-H...
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Kendall County 4-H celebrates youth experiences, achievements
PLANO, Ill. – Each year, Kendall County 4-H members earn scholarships and awards for their project work, leadership, and community service through the local and state 4-H programs. Recipients were honored at the annual 4-H Achievement Night celebration Nov. 17 at Plano High School....